“The Lost City of Z”

A Look at the Movies

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Unless you knew better, you’d swear the title “The Lost City of Z” referred to some frivolous fantasy. How wrong you’d be.

Because “The Lost City of Z” is a gripping adventure based on the exploits of a British explorer during World War One.

He searched the Bolivian jungle for what he was convinced was a lost civilization.

Charlie Hunnam delivers the performance of his life as the deeply committed family man. His commitment to wife and children,  desperately at odds with his passion for exploration, pushing himself further into the uncharted jungle regardless of the disappointments and the always lurking consequences.

His wife Sienna Miller in a wonderful performance, demands she share the dangers with his courageous but overly protective husband. When he tells her “The trip is beyond your imagination” she replies “It’s generally acknowledged the pain women experience in childbirth, exceeds anything a man must endure”.

In this age of indestructible super heroes, younger audiences have little use for all too human heroes who live dangerously, not vicariously but because they must regardless of the danger.

I’m sure you know by now “The Lost City of Z” is strictly for serious moviegoers of a certain age.

Those searching for something special on the big screen. And this powerful telling of an inspiring story, only inspires me to give “The Lost City of Z” 4 stars. Take my word, you’ll welcome having such an epic experience.

Rated PG-13

2 hours 15 minutes

Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson